Unveiling of The Wall of Heroes November 8th, 2014
The “Master of Ceremonies” was John Pacifico. He stated:
“Raritan has had many men and women who fought in all our wars – beginning with the revolutionary war.
During World War II almost 1000 served – that was more than one fifth of the town’s population.
In that war 25 of them made the supreme sacrifice while defending our freedoms and our way of life.
Today we honor these men.”
Representing William Horensky was his Sister In-law Vilma Horensky
Representing Frank Esposito is his brother James and his daughter Frances
Representing Charles Dougherty is his sister Betty
Jim Fidacaro, a nephew of Alphonse Matteis, said a few words.

He first talked about his Uncle and then quoted from a Veterans Administration website.
“These men have stood and will continue to stand as reminders that freedom is purchased at a very high cost.
Our debt to these heroes can never be repaid. Our gratitude and respect must last forever.”
Representing Dominic Baldini is his Neighbor Toni Andreson
Jerry Ottavianno
Niece Lucille Alves
Carmine Crugnale
Nephew Carmine Cameroni
Abram Granetz
Nephew Sid Granetz
Alfred Zanoni
Nephew Harold D'Alessio
Joseph Spatt
Brother in-law
John Hudak
Walter Jacobs
Sister Josephine
Alfonse Matteis
Nephew Jim Fidacaro
Peter Petras
Sister Dorothy
Representing Joseph Moretti is his brother Gene
Joseph was overlooked when the plaque in front of the Municipal Building was dedicated in 1999.
So he is being honored for the first time.
The Wall of Heroes was made possible by a donation from Ed Danberry of Civic Duty Partners